Philipp Oettl claimed his first WorldSSP pole of the 2021 season after bettering championship leader Dominique Aegerter late on. 

WorldSSP Jerez, Spain - Superpole Qualifying Results
PosRiderNatTeamTime
1Philipp OettlGERKawasaki Puccetti Racing1:41.798s
2Dominique AegerterSWITen Kate Racing Yamaha+0.036s
3Federico CaricasuloSPABiblion Yamaha Motoxracing+0.166s
4Manuel GonzalezSPAYamaha Parkingo Racing+0.248s
5Randy KrummenacherSWICM Racing Yamaha+0.261s
6Niki TuuliFINMV Agusta Corsa Clienti+0.658s
7Steven OdendaalSAEvan Bros Yamaha+0.772s
8Raffaele De RosaITAOrelac Racing Kawasaki+0.794s
9Can OncuTURKawasaki Puccetti Racing+0.909s
10Stefano ManziITAGMT94 Yamaha+1.013s
11Glenn Van StraalenNEDEAB Racing Yamaha+1.134s
12Jules CluzelFRAGMT94 Yamaha+1.145s
13Federico FuligniITAVFT Racing Yamaha+1.317s
14Kevin ManfrediITAAltogo Yamaha Racing+1.333s
15Hannes SoomerESTKallio Racing Yamaha+1.408s
16Marcel BrennerSUIVFT Racing Yamaha+1.554s
17Peter SebestyenHUNEvan Bros Yamaha+1.594s
18Unai OrradreSPAYamaha MS Racing+1.598s
19Marc AlcobaSPAYamaha MS Racing+1.720s
20Christoffer BergmanSWEWoicik Racing Yamaha+1.849s
21Michel FabrizioITAG.A.P Motozoo Puccetti Kawasaki Racing+2.234s
22Maria HerreraSPABiblion Yamaha Motoxracing+2.301s
23David Sanchis MartinezSPAWRP Wepol Yamaha Racing+2.358s
24Galang Hendra PratamaINDTen Kate Racing Yamaha+2.369s
25Martin VugrinecCROFerquest - Unior Racing Team+2.485s
26Vertti TakalaFINKallio Racing Yamaha+2.566s
27Billy Van EerdeAUSIXS-Yart Yamaha+2.625s
28Luigi MontellaITAChiodo Racing Yamaha+2.872s
29Shogo KawasakiJAPG.A.P Motozoo Puccetti Kawasaki Racing+2.992s
30Ondrej VostatekCZEIXS-Yart Yamaha+3.104s
31Leonardo TacciniITAOrelac Racing Kawasaki+3.141s
32Eduardo Montero HuertaSPADK Motorsport Yamaha+3.517s
33Stephane FrossardSWIJura Vitesse Moto Team Yamaha+3.570s

The early laps produced a provisional pole battle between Friday’s fastest man Oettl and 2019 series champion Randy Krummenacher.

That was until current championship leader Aegerter bettered both riders with a 1:42.153s. 

Aegerter’s time was the best of the weekend to that point, before going even quicker with his next effort to set the first sub 1m 42s lap. 

Aegerter looked set to keep provisional pole as the chequered flag dropped, however, Oettl’s final effort saw him pip the Swiss rider by -0.036s. 

There were several crashes late on including first time WorldSSP rider Billy Van Eerde who suffered a fast fall at turn 12. 

Free Practice Two

After missing last weekend’s eighth round of the season due to MotoE responsibilities, Dominique Aegerter returned to World Supersport action in style by ending FP2 fastest. 

Philipp Oettl continued his impressive pace from this morning to lead the majority of the session before coming under late pressure from series leader Aegerter.  

The Swiss rider was on course to go top with five minutes remaining after posting three red sectors, however, traffic heading into the Jorge Lorenzo corner (final corner) led to Aegerter losing all his advantage.

Aegerter did eventually get the better of his former Moto2 competitor on his next lap, while title rival Steven Odendaal was third quickest.  

Free Practice One

After missing last weekend’s Catalan WorldSSP round due to a schedule clash with MotoE, championship leader Dominique Aegerter was back in action for Ten Kate Yamaha, while five-time series champion Kenan Sofuoglu made a sensational return to racing for one day only with Puccetti Kawasaki. 

Sofuoglu’s return with Puccetti is to celebrate the recent announcement that more models will be added to the list of homologated motorcycles for the championship in 2022. 

On-track, Philipp Oettl was the early pace setter from Aegerter and Randy Krummenacher. However, winner last time out Manuel Gonzalez then went fastest with five minutes left, while Federico Caricasulo crashed.  

Finnish rider Niki Tuuli went third overall before making that P2 on his very next effort before Oettl then set a stunning 1:42.249s to go over four tenths quicker than Gonzalez.